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Sep 2, 2012 10:00am EDT
which the united states. "this is america" visits of the republic of kazakhstan. "this is america" is made possible by -- the national education association, the nation's largest advocate for children and public education. poongsan corporation, forging a higher global standard. the ctc foundation, afo communications, and the to trust.yfaar later, i will talk with kazakhstan's foreign minister. right now, a visit with the u.s. ambassador to kazakhstan, kenneth fairfax. >> what should americans know about kazakhstan? >> i think the short answer is a lot more than they currently do. >> thank you. >> it is the ninth largest country on earth. it is a country that has a rather extraordinary relations with the united states, and yet most people really know either nothing or worse than nothing -- what they have seen in a movie, which is the opposite of reality, of course. there is a lot to learn. >> what are the mutual interests of the two countries, the united states and kazakhstan? >> we have many. you can look at it as an edgy, food security. lots of overlapping interests. but what wou
WHUT
Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the united states. before i get your answer, we have to praise this administration for getting involved on in the -- involved in the international conversation. we have never done that before. we are part of that conversation, which i think is very positive for us. so, a teacher evaluation. every teacher knows they make a difference in how a child learns. they would not come to work if they did not believe that. the challenge is, how do you assess what they are achieving with kids? what everybody objects to within the profession is you cannot tell if you're doing a good job based on the score on a single test. what a child does on a single test, on a single day does not do justice to the child's learning, first of all, and does not do justice to the teachers trying to move that learning forward. we are all looking for ways to capture that. so it is meaningful. so we know when teachers are doing well. everyone i know who is an adult in their job, the one skill they learned in school they never use again is how to take a bubble test. nobody does that. i have never gone to work an
WHUT
Sep 23, 2012 6:00pm EDT
together, i hear in some of the conversations i have had today, a shift that the united states has really picked up on this idea of recruitment, training, support, and then that results in retention, i am sure. >> absolutely. i have learned so much from singapore, finland. ontario, canada. our leaders to the north. when you look at how they look at this whole system -- for example, singapore, a year ago, making the point, we tend to look at cumber say -- at compensation as paying individual people. they see it as an undergirding of a system. if you want people to want to be in teaching, you have to have a compensation system that supports that. you cannot have a system that pays one fourth of similar careers that require the same kind of training. >> as folks watch us wind up this conversation, what one thing should they keep a lookout for, that you want them to know? >> i heard the answer to this today. people talk that often, individuals are looking for the silver bullet. someone said the several bullet -- someone said the silver bullet is education. it is not one activity or action, it
WHUT
Sep 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
kazakhstan. we will also look at its importance in the region and its relationship with the united states. "this is america" visits cassocks dan. >> "this is america" is made possible by the national education association, the nation's largest advocate for children and public education. poongsan corporation, forging a higher global standard. the ctc foundation afo communications. >> during our recent visit to cassocks down -- has expand -- recent visit, we discover the city of contrasts. the old capital of almaty is home to culture and education while the new capital is home to the government's. in almaty, we visited a huge old world market. they call it the green bazaar, selling all kinds of goods. our translator explains. >> we are in the central market of almaty. there are a lot of ethnic groups represented here. many of them filled traditional gaps. for example, the green bazaar. they have different sweets and dried berries. >> we discovered a different kind of shopping experience in astana. the largest tent in the world designed to replicate a traditional yurt. it even has its
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Sep 16, 2012 10:00am EDT
united states. "this is america" visits the republic of kazakhstan. "this is america" is made possible by -- the national education association, the nation's largest advocate for children and public education. poongsan corporation, forging a higher global standard. the ctc foundation, afo communications, and the rotondaro family trust. this year, kazakhstan celebrates its 20th anniversary of independence. on this program, we will learn about what it was like before independence 20 years ago, and how oil and a visionary president made kazakhstan the success it is today and why diversifying its economy will be the key to kazakhstan's even brighter future. >> it was a while the economy, while business economy, and a great economy mainly. today, we have a lot of public companies. our businessmen are doing international joint ventures. if you take the society as a whole, are people became much more open-minded, a free, outspoken people, and we are much different from what we were before. >> has that been exciting to be a part of? >> i was 20 years old when kazakhstan became independent. our
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